Crawford Notch, Frankenstein Cliff - Ice Climbing
Located in New Hampshire's Crawford Notch State Park, the ice climbing at Frankenstein Cliff is easily some of the best in the entire Northeast.
Destination Distance From Downtown
This ice climbing area is super convenient to access. Simply park and walk up the railroad tracks. It's that easy. This area has climbs for everyone from beginners, to the season steep ice guru, to everyone in between. So there's no real single rating to be given. Safety precautions: It's ice climbing; if you haven't figured out the safety end of it, don't bother going.
Time To Complete
The approach to the climbs is straightforward along the tracks. Once you reach them, find your climb and head uphill a short distance and saddle up there. The approach is about 15 to 25 minutes depending on how far you head down the tracks for each particular climb.
This is one of the best places to find a wide variety of ice climbing anywhere in New Hampshire. It does have some rock routes sprinkled throughout the various crags, but for the most part it's an ice climbing destination.
There are no fees for parking or climbing.